Arsenal supporters have come to dread transfer windows in recent years, with Arsene Wenger continuing with his habit of refusing to spend money until it appears absolutely necessary.
A year ago, the Gunners supporters were forced to endure Wenger fail in attempts to sign Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic, Bernard, and even Julio Cesar of Queens Park Rangers.
January was a similar story, following their pursuit of Julian Draxler, and the pressure is on this time around for the Arsenal manager to bring in some top quality additions.
A new goalkeeper is thought to be high on the list of priorities, following a mixed 2013/14 campaign for Wojciech Szczesny.
The 23-year-old Pole showed some decent form, but his immaturity was apparent following an obscene gesture towards supporters after a Champions League red card, and his love for ‘selfies’ and social media designed to antagonise Tottenham supporters.
Reports have suggested Wenger is keen to bring in an experienced goalkeeper to challenge Szczesny, especially since Lukasz Fabianski joined Swansea City earlier this transfer window.
Wenger has looked to take advantage of Cardiff City’s relegation with a £6 million offer for David Marshall, who proved to be one of the best Premier League goalkeepers of the 2013/14 season.
However, the Gunners boss has found himself in the familiar position of having a transfer bid rejected.
With this in mind, we have identified five transfer alternatives for Arsenal to have a look at this summer.